Highly efficient organic long persistent luminescence based on host–guest doping systems†
Recently, organic long persistent luminescence (OLPL) has attracted widespread attention as a new luminescence pathway initiated by the exciplex. However, the low quantum yield, few alternative molecules and high fabrication cost seriously slow down the development of OLPL materials. Herein, a series of simple multi-guest/host OLPL materials with a high quantum yield are reported by doping four phenothiazine derivative guest molecules into 9H-xanthen-9-one host matrices. The F-substituted phenothiazine derivative doping system displays highly efficient emission with 46.3% quantum yield in air. Meanwhile, these OLPL materials provide broad opportunities for further application in the field of heat resistance due to their highly efficient luminescence at high temperatures.